Four nations meet to resume stalled Afghan peace talks in Oman

Four nations meet to resume stalled Afghan peace talks in Oman

Foreign Minister Khawaja Asif has said that the United States should try and limit drone strikes when efforts to revive Afghan-Taliban peace dialogue are underway.

The meeting is taking place without the participation of the Afghan Taliban.

The Pakistan team led by Foreign Secretary Tehmina Janjua will attempt to revive talks with the Taliban to bring a negotiated peace settlement in the war-torn country, the Pakistan Foreign Office statement said.

Diplomats from Afghanistan, China, Pakistan and the United States are meeting for the first time in more than a year in an effort to facilitate direct talks between Kabul and the Taliban.

However, the Taliban has clarified that they did not receive any invitation regarding the talks.

Pakistani security officials said three bombs went off in the attack, which was claimed by the Pakistani Taliban.

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Abdullah Abdullah said Afghan-Pakistan relations would be discussed at the Quadrilateral Cooperation Group (QCG) meeting in Oman.

The Taliban " Afghan Taliban leadership council met last week and decided it would not send a delegation to Muscat even if invited.

In Washington, the talks are being viewed as significant not because they could lead to an immediate truce with the Taliban, but rather because they provide an opportunity to Islamabad and Washington to iron out their differences over a political solution to the Afghan conflict.

According to TOLONews, the previous five quadrilateral meetings saw a roadmap outlined for peace, but after the meetings, Pakistan was accused of not fulfilling its promises and the follow up meeting was delayed.

"(The Afghan) government should make it clear when we will see the results of such meetings", Senator Abdul Rahman Achakzai said.

Deputy foreign ministers of four countries will hold talks on counter-terrorism commitments, Tolo News quoted Afghanistan foreign ministry spokesman Shekib Mustaghni, as saying.

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